No less than 30,OUU American women sow ride bicycles. The Rural New Yorker tells that Soja beans are being used satisfactorily lor coffee by some farmers. Says th e Chicago Sun: \The spirit of speculation is subsiding in commercial circles in the United States, honest and cash dealings arc on the increase. Com mercial failures are on the decrease..\ There is a brick famine i n Chicago, announces the New York Tribune . Last May the prico was $G 50 a thousand, and no w it i s $10. Oue cause was th e wet weathur last spring, which prevented the manufacture of bricks. Then the Mil waukee fire has drawn off a large supply to that city, while the demand in Chica go ha s been vastly increased b y the World's Fair. Th e Art Building alone took 20,000,000 brick. In a late number of the Young Wo man a well-known physician affirms that no changes which have come over out social life in the lost twenty years are more remarkable 'linn those in tke physi cal training and education of women. We have learned that women can with every advantage practice physical cul ture as well as men. Croquet began tho beneficent evolution, cycling iollowcd, then lawn tennis, then cricket, after wards swimming became popular, until now there is hardly an athlati: sport in which our sisters do not share. Agent Tingle estimates that for one seal which the poachers secured they de stroyed seven This seems like a high estimate, but facts obtained this year In Alaskan waters prove that th e seals go much farther out to sea for food than was formerly supposed. In shooting Beals iu the open ocean the chances are all against capture, for the mortally wounded sea! nearly always escapes cap ture an d dict> in some remote place where its skin is lost The poacher ; s interested only i n getting -kins, so he spares noth ing. The result is that unle-s a check i s put t o illicit soiling next year th e busi ness, even in Pnbylov islands, will be practically ruined. The London School Board reports be gin t o tell an ominous story of children fainting at desks for want of food, and it is expected that the Board will ask Parliamen t for powers to furnish fiee dianers in the schools to those who need them . As fur back as 1*00 it was esti mated tha t thirty per cent of th e chil dren in the Beard schools of London came hungry to their tasks, an d i t is de clared now that there is a sinister increase in this proportion. I t should be remembored that there is no one in th e ranks above the poorer artisan class wh o dreams of sending bi s chil dren t o a Board school. So in th e best of times nearly the entire attendance represents poverty, and in periods of de pression actual want. Even wit h these squalid standards and miserable accom modations the school tnx levied in Lon don is over four cents on the dollar valu ation, and practicilly all is paid b y those who educate their children elsewhere. And so th e fiercest howl is heard when ever an increase in expenditure is pro posed. The Baltimore Manufacturers' Record decline! that business conditions in the South have unproved marvclo'isly dur ing the past year It sajs \The mosl poten t influences in the South that are bringing about improved conditions can be briefly told Th e restriction of credit during the past year has compelled the planters to pay their bills an d practico economy, thus reducing iu appreciable degree th e cost of raising th e present cotton crop. The large reduction in tho cotton acreage of this season, which promises to yield not more than 7,000, - 000 bales, as compared with over 9,000,- 000 bales last season, has advanced prices five-eighth cents abovo th e figures rulin g a t this time last year, an d before the crop comes in the planters will re alize a handsome profit. Much of the acreage withdrawn from the cotton has been devoted to food crops, the result of which will be marc cash in the South an d less dependence upon th o West. The condition of other agricultural in terests in the South is equally satisfac tory. The rice crop of this season is the largest ever raised, and th e sugar production for the year just begun is es timated t o be about 70,000 tons i n ex cess of lost season. Increased attention is being given to the higher branches of agriculture, the rasing of fruits, tobacco on the eastern coast, and a market for Florida fruit is now being opened in England which promises good results. The soil of the South is being made to yield more profitable returns than ever before. The leading industrial interests of the South have been developing steadily during the past yoar, an d while less attention has been given t o the es tablishing new enterprises, th e existing concerns have been continuously i n op eration, and their business has yielded a good margin of profit. Th e lumber in dustry is handling an enormous volume ot business, and judging by the amount of woodworking machinery that is going South, this branch of manufacture is rapidly expanding. Every branch of the mining industry shows activity, and the iron trade has preserved it s equilib rium unde r trying ciicumstances, which hare been felt more severely in the older producing sections tban in th e South. \ WINTER LONGINGS. My heart is like the swallow. When winter scours the plaio, It soars to seek the golden shores of Southern seas again*, « It longs to live wltere myrtles bloom, and roses never die, And where the sungod liko a kins walks °' er the azure sky. Oh, there tho heavens wear no clouds, no darkeuinp; shadows sweep The sloping; headlands of the bay, tbo crystal of the deep; * And birds are gay tho whole yoar through, singing from olm and palm; And, rich with myrrh and frankincense, the afr is sweet as balm. Oh, I would go on eager wings and seek that fairyland, And liko a child ones moro I'd build m y castles in tho smdi I'd quaff of fancy's magic bowl and dream the dreams again That once wero mine in by-gone days, with in the groves of Spain. There life will grow as bright and glad as youth was wont to be, And joy and bliss will bless my home beside a Su.ith J ra sea. VThere all my woll-loved myrtles bloom, m y roses never die, And sunshine gilds eternally the azure of the sky' —lingerie Davis, in Boston Transcript. WEDDING PRESENTS. J -V 1IF.I EN\ KOltllEST OIIAVES II, Polly, do have a bell of white rose buds and carna tions to be marrie d under— do! \ Mary Nellis rose eagerly with kin dling eyes grasping her cousin's shoulder as she spoke. Paulina Winton laughed a derisive laugh. '•Aud a veil of Brussels lace,\ said she, \and a pearl necklace and a few suc h inexpensive fads? Do you thiu k I 'm made of money, Mate?\ \But one is only married once in one' s lifetime, and the- Iloral bells aro s o lovely ' ' \And the y cos t so much , Mate, an d we have not t o b e economical,\ smiled | the bridi elect. | \l.o'iie Lin e had one , '•Louie Line's father is rich, and sh e married a bank president.\ ••^ mi arc ^'oiii-,' to mirrya lawyer lie in iy be < liief Justice of the Unite -I .States s line diy,\ persisted Mary. ] Paulina i.i.i _;be 1 again. ' \When hi' is,\ said she, \we 'll have ' the Iloral bell. But it wa s only last | May that Richard hung ou t his sigu , 'Attorney and Counselor at Law,\ and hi li isn' t been abl e to mak e his oflic e ri nt jet, whatever the future ma y hav e iu store for lutn.\ \And you v e only asked two brides maids.\ \Two is cnouiih, \ gravely spoke | Polly. \Richard gives each of thcui u I little locket , you know, an d you and Rosamond Urtoti are the only friends \v c ( lov e wel l enoug h to d o that for wit h ou r j hunted ineaus \ \Limite d means —limited means!' emphatic ally repeated Mary. \I'm sick | of hearinir economy the whole time, and nothin g but cconomj \' \\\ r must begin as we mean to g o on , Mate,\ said cheerful Paulina \But Mrs Ellington said that if Kate and Nellie were asked to be bridesmaids, she would have given yo u a silver kettle for live o 'clock teas. \ \Very possibly, but ho w would that [ orrespond with my other surround- ings? ' \I never saw such a prosaic thin g as you are in all my life' 1 \ said Mary. \Would you have me g o crazy simply because I 'm j,oiug to be married?\ mis- i cbicvously retorted Paulina ' \If ever one is t o launch out into cx trnvagnncc,\ maintained Mary, \it would be on an occasion like this. (J. Co irse th e house is to be full of corn pany? ' I \It is easy to fill our little house,\ said composed Paulina. \With Undo and Aunt Ortou in the front chamber, antl Rosamond in the hall bedroom , aud Cousin Iliggins in the upper \ room—\ i \That wiggy old man! You surely | aren't goiug t o have him in thu house?\' i \He wa s very good to papa whe n h e was a boy,\ said Paulina, \and h e ha s ' sent m e a barrel of apples from th e ol d form every year since I was a child, be cause of th e '11' in my name—Paulina Iliggins Winton, you know. It would have broken his heart not to ask bim , down for the wedding \ \Well let it break, I say 1 \ cried • Mary. \Why his clothes must have' been made in the year one ' And yo u never asked Judge Lacey and bis wife and the girls!\ \No ' assented Paulina. \If they want to attend my wedding, they ar e amply able to engage rooms nt a hotel. Cousin Iliggins couldn't do that. \ \But they would have sent you such an elegant wedding present,\ breathe d Mary. \They gave Lulu llempstcd a dinner set of Royal Worcester! An d now you 'll get nothing at all! - ' \This isn't au affair ot sale an d bar ter,\ said Paulina, with spirit. \There's th e Falklands—your moth er's cousins—in Philadelphia. You'l l ask'them, surely? They're such elegant people, an d sure to give you something nice. And there s the buck extension room yet.\ \That was reserved for Richard's Aunt Eunice. She came yestcrdny.\ \That stuffy old woman I saw warm ing he r hands over the parlor Dro?—in u dyed alpaca gown , a black lace cap with three re d pbppies in it, an a a string of gold bends around her neck?\ Paulina colored. \She is not rich,\ said she, \tut sh e is Richard's only living relative—his lather's aunt \Ob said Mary, \I seem to remem ber now! Lives in an old manor bouse, jndermincd with rats and blue mould, up th e Hackensack River, don't she? Perhaps she'll give you the black lace cap an d the old gold beads for a wed ding present,\ sh e added, satirically. \Well Polly, 1 give it up. Since you have systematically determined t o ignore all th e nice people you know and invite the rag , ta g an d bobtail of creation—\ She stopped suddenly. There was a faint scent of dried lav ender leaves in the room—a mouselike footfall on th e carpet. \Is my ne w niece, Paulina, \here?\ said a solt vpicc. \Oh! and this is on e of he r bridesmaids? Happy t o meet yon, my dear, 1 am.sure. It's >ery Mn d of Richard's en gaged wife t o invito m c hero, isn't it?—in old woman like me , that has almost forgotten how t o behave in company. For I'm eighty years old, and though you'd hardly believe it . I was young an d gay once. I'v e scld tho manor house, subject only t o my life- lease, an d m y husband lost all his Southern slaves when Presiden t Lincoln sent ou t the c nnncipation proclamation; but I've my string of golu beads left yet, and Paulina shall have tha t to wear at her wedding—Aunt Eunice's pres ent.\ t There wa s a second's silence. Mary flushed a mischievous glance over Aunt Eunice's head at he r friend, ere Paulina answered: '•Dear Aunt Eunice, it i s very kind of you, but I couldn't think of taking them from you.\ \But you must, my dear,\ insisted the old lady with a gentle chuckle. \It's ba d luck t o come to a wedding and bring n o present. And those gold beads will b e th e very thing for your white neck. I shan't grudge them to you, dear. Nothin g is too good for Richard's bride, the sweet-natured girl who has asked he r old aunt all the way from Iluckcnsack to he r bridal. I'll clasp them around your neck myself when you have your wedding dress on.\ 'Thank you , Aunt Eunice,\ said Paulina, smiling, while Mnry signaled to her slyly, behind the old lady's back. \There! Didn't I tell yo u so? Cousin Iliggins an d th o old aunt Rag-tag Uall! What a wedding you'll have! Oh , there's no use hoping for a floral bell now. That sort of thing would be quite out of place, as I plainly see.\ \Did she give you the old gold be ids?\ said Richard Grahnm, when he came that evening. \Bless th e dear aunty 1 it was all she had. Bu t she's right. She and Uncle Harwood were rich ones, though you'd never think it. An d I've always heard what a beauty she was when th e century was young I You didn't refuse them, Polly, I hope?\ \Refuse them!\echoed Paulina. \No certainly not.\ 'That's m y own darling,\ said Ric'i- ard. \I know they're old-fashioned things, but I wouldn't have Aunt Eunice s feeling hurt for the world.\ \Ob cried Mary Nellis, impatiently, \what geese you and Polly are 1 Id risk her feelings! O.ily to think that 1 ve been looking forward all these years to Polly's wedding, and it's goin^ to be sue l a two-pence half-penny affair, after J all\ Richard laughed. ! \Well said he, \i f we're suited, . who i !se has uny right to line! fault.' ' And wheu we have our silver welding, | Polly an d I, I'll show yo u a iloral bel! and a set ot diamonds au d all the prctu things th.it my little girl deserves. Only . wait.\ ' \Humph\' said the scinful Mary. \I may wait forever for that.\ The day of tho wedding c ime. Cou - siu Iliggins brushed u p lis well-worn suit to a nicety, tied his exuberant lawn cravat iu a ]!• i Brummel knot, and pu t on the tar shed pearl stud that had had bee \ o.s father's before him . 1 \I ' mldn t do much for th e young people,\ said he, \but they'll find that , ban el tb)6 season that has made such a sens* tion as Polly Wintou's. All tho papor took it up and echoed it from one md of the continent to the other; every oni was talking of it. Polly has sent th' diamonds to the bank for safe keepin. —until, as she savs, she cau 'live up ti them.' Bu t they're using the beautifu china every day. An d old Aunt Eunic is rich, after all; and Cousin Iliggins he gone back to the farm where the bi< apples grow. Oh, you never heard sue a romance in your life' Mrs. Richar Sraham is quite the fashion now, an the Ellingtons are so angry to think the didn't go to the wedding. Of court Polly has struck them off her visitin; list. She says she shall visit none but he very dear friccds.\ \Paulina was: always eccentric,\ saw Miss Falkland.—Saturday Night. Row He Saved His Neck. \Toe much-admired gift of extornpo raneous speaking is disappearintr,\ sail Professor Williamson, of Texas. \It this connection the ordinury nftcr-dinne platitudes occupying five or ten minutes which see:n like five or ten hours, a r not meant. I have reference to a speed of an hour or longer. It* is almost im possible nowadays to hear a speake make a speech of any length that i. really extemporaneous. Perhaps sucl speeches never were as entirely spoil taceous as was claimed, bu t they wen more so thau the so-called cxtempo raneous speeches we hear nowadays. \I remember hearing oue speech ir my life that I am satistied was delivered without prepanition, however, and il was nn eloquent one, too . It was it California in '40. W e were busy a work, a crowd of us, getting out gold and one night two brothers namec Burke—popular fellows—lost everj ounce of their dust. Some thief hac crept into tho tent and stolen it. Sus picion fell at once, and without any reason, on an Englishman in the crowd, who had held himself aloof from every one. A search of his tent found more dust than it seemed reasonable for him to have accumulated, and h e was at ones taken to a tree with a rope around his neck and given fifteen minntes to pray. The fifteen minutes reached an hour anc a half, and such a flow of eloquence upon the subject of circumstantial evidence, 1 have never heard before oi since. Its power may be imagined wheo I tell you that the crowd in that country and in that day was influenced to change the verdict of capital punishment tc banishment and confiscation of his prop erty He walked down to Frisco auu took a job as bartender A inoutli after .ic found that the cook we had in oauir was tin thief, and, after stringing him up, I wa« 'cut to hunt up the Englishman ami .1.5 property hack to him. His nam;- w.i- River-, and he was a varsity man in E iglaud and a senior wrangler, I founJ when I met him He had a pile ol sev eral thousand do'lafs, an d went 6trai_;hl to England I never heard of him after wards, but I will never forget that elo quent and extemporaneous aJdrcsi. ' — St. Ljuis Globe-Democrat. Sitting in a Draught. It is str.inge the difference there is in people about sitting in a draught of air. Pound Sweets that came by I Some persons can sit or lie in a draught express this mornin' as good an article to pass round at dinner time—or break fast, the fashionable folks call it, don't they?—as they make nowadays.\ And old Mrs. Graham exchanged the black lace ca p with th e three poppies for a white lace barbe of pricelesi old Point dc Venise, fastened by pins which Mary Nellis said \looked like real pearl beads, bu t which, of course, couldn't be.\ \I don't attend a weddin g every day,\ said Aunt Eunice Graham, complacently. The Ortons had sent an etching of ' Th e Ari^elus.\ Th e Ellingtons gave nothing at all. Th e Falklands , of Phil adelphia, dispatched a five dollar pocket handkerchief by mail. The Luceys sent a plush photograp.i album. Mary Nel- lis's gift was a pretty lunch set of double dam isk linen. \Since you like useful things so well,\ said she, m ilrciously. And Paulina was innocently pleascJ with all th e offerings. \Every ou e is so kind,\ said she. \Ah bu t think what you might have had,\ sighed Mary, \i f only you had s'ood under a iloral bell an d asked the right sort of people!\ At th e last moment there wa s a delay. \Don't let Polly ge t nurried till 1 come,\ called ou t Cousin Higgins. \I'v e been down stairs a-seein' to th e openin' of that bar'l o' Poun d Sweets. Tney've all come in fust-rate order, an d now I've got to wash my hands Sorry to keep folks waitin' but\—bustling into the room — \I'm ready now . Go ahead, parsou \' \Stop a minute,\ said Aunt Eunice, moving forward, in her gentle, old-lady way, an d then they saw that the gold beads were gone from her skinny throat. '•I have to clasp my present around Richard's wife's neck first.\ Something flashed across th e sunshine, white and brilliant, like a glitter ot dew- drops. \Diamonds'\ gasped Miry Nellis, in n hysterical whisper. \Oj I'm not dreaming, am 1?\ \The little gold cases do very well to keep them in,\said AuntEunice.quietly. •'Nobody would think of stealing a string of old-fashioned gold beads, bu t diamonds are quite another thing. I've •taved all m y income for torty years, and matched these stones one b y one . No one has known of them until now. They are for Richard's wife!\ And so, with a diamon d necklace sparkling around he r neck like a tiny rivulet of light, Paulina was married. Down in th e pretty, unpretending little dining-room, th e table was set with a service of rare Haviland ware, decorated with deep blue corn flowers and borders of dull gold. \Oh cried Paulina, rapturously, \what beauties!\ \Eb?\said th e bridegroom. \Where did these come irom? \ \Out of the Pound Sweet barrel,\ said Cousin Higgins, rubbing his hands \They're my gift, children. I'v e a lit tle money, and I chooso t o invest it so. I knew Polly liked nice china—all women do! And I'm glad you're pleased, Polly. You've done a kind deed to the stupid ol d cousin from th e country. \ \Oh!\ murmured Paulina, \did ever bride have so happy a wedding day be fore?\ \Did ever ma n have so sweet a bride?\ playfully retorted Richard, stooping to kiss he r brow. \Well said Mary Nellis, afterward, in describing th e affair t o the Miss Falklands. \there hasn't been a nunlnu» and not suffer the slightest inconven lence. while others would catch their death of cold in a few minutes. Why is tnis? It cannot he wholly due to the relative strength of the individual, nor solely to the conditions of particular organs of the body Judging from ob servations it would seem that, other things being equal, those wh o have the best capillary circulation are the ones least to sutler. But this, again, depends upon certain other conditions. A person who has a very feeble putse, showing low vitality, cannot have a good circula tion in the capillaries, the surfaccMs easily chilled, hence the danger of ta'.ring cold. But you will sco another individual with a strong pulse, good vitality, who is apparently as susceptible to draughts as the one who is feeble. Th e cutaneous circulation is sluggish, owing to abnor mal conditions. It may b e due to an error in diet or something which inter feres with the surface circulation. One who lives largely on oily foods may have a skin so torpid that the capillaries in it cannot do their work properly. Or it there is an excess of bile in the blood this fluid may be so thick that the fine network of capillaries cannot carry it. The surface circulation will be sluggish and the skin cosily chilled.—fhe Home Maker. Norway's Greatest Anniml Fete. The great fete of the year in Norway, that of the Constitution, falls on the I7th of May, at the beginning of the Norwegian spring. I t somewhat re sembles National fetes in every other part of the world; bu t I do not thiuk that anywhere else can be seen anything at all liko the procession ot'childicn, founded by the Norwegian Victor Hugo, Bjorstjernc Bjornsen, in which all the schools march in order, each child hold ing in his hand a little National flag. Nothing could bo prettier than this pro- cession, a stream of red, white and blue, which flows along with a murmur of youthful gayety, and the music of fresh voices and silvery laughter. Fo r tho last few years little girls have been al lowed to take part in the fete, they nvii9t, of course, be admitted in a country where the proposal to give the suffrage to women was voted for by the impos ing minority of forty-four out of ono hundred and forty, and that in a Con servative Parliament. I t is worthy ot note that it was the peasant Who voted in favor of woman's suffrage.—Harper's Weekly. A Stylish Corpse. \She was tho most stylish corpse,\ we heard a woman remark th e other day, in speaking of a leader of fashion lately deccasod, and prompted b y curiosity we inquired what went t o make up a \stylish corpse.\ Oh,\ replied the gusner, with no hesitation, \sh e wore a black velvet gown with point lace trim mings, ha 1 her eyebrows penciled and cheeks and lips rouged, besides having her hair done in tbo most delightful fashion possible. Positively to bo such a beautiful corpse was worth dying for.\ To our prcsaic mind th e solemnity of death seemed to have been robbed of all its grandeur and force by the artificial trappings and adornment of the com plexion specialist, yet in this ago of fads the time is not far off when just such caprices may be expected, for if fashion sets the pace there will be , besides other modish follies, fads in . funerals that will probably be even more ridicu lous than the others.—Philadelphia Times. THE WORLD'S FAIR. CHILDREN WILL HAVE A BUILD ING KOR THEIR BENEFIT. It Will Show All th e Latest Methods and. Systems lor Training and Kttucatltijr Children-—The Beau- lilu l Administration Building. HILDREN will have a home at the World's Fair. A I'j'MjiiK'ii'.'wr plot of ground, flOx }<PM 150 , has been re- l/TE^Y-U V£«*h served between tho Woman's Building and th e Horticultu ral Building, and in a few weeks work on th e Children's Building will he be gun. Its estimated ;ostis §20,000, ond 515,000 will be spent in furnishing it. The money has been guaranteed by Potter Palmer, Mar shall Field, N. K Fairbank and George M. Pullman Th e women, however, propose to allow the children of the land an opportunity to pay for their own borne They will be asked to subscribe, and every child sending ,S1 will receive a souvenir in the form of a receipt bear ing the great gilt seal of th e Board of Ludy Managers. The build in f', the a.chitect of which ,s Mr George Cary, of Buffalo, N Y , is an adaptation from the palnce of Frau d's I., wh o was King of France when Columbus found Watling's Island. The palace overlooks the Seire. It is one of the historic structures of Paris. The general form of the building is that of a long rectangle, with a projecting wing at either end. These wings leave a wide There will be so many mothers at the Fair from th e country who have lived secluded lives and who have had no opportunity to know of the advancement that has been made in the caro and edu cation of little folks. I never was so in terested in anything before. I just devote myself to it. \As I said, there will be a creche, but no distinction will be made in se lecting children for this day nursery. The rule will be'first come, first served.' When we have all we can take care of, no more will be admitted. This nur sery attachment is t o be under the man agement of the Buffalo Creche, which will supply a lot of its trained nurses, and tho nursery of the children's home will be a model. \A kindergarten department, a man ual training department and a depart ment of physical culture will be pro vided. The prettiest playground in the world will be on the roof of the build ing. I t will be a roof garden, like the big one o n to p of tho Casino in New building. It is' located 'fit tho west en d of th e great court in tb o southern part of the site, looking eastward, at the rear of which will bo tho railroad loop an d tho great passenger depot. The first ob ject which will attract visitors on reach ing the grounds will be the gilded dome of this great building. T o the south of the administration building will be the machinery ball, and across the great ccurt in front will be the agricultural building tu the south and the manufac turers building to the northeast. This great building, the administra tion building, will be the only one be sides the electrical building that wilt cost as much as $050,000. Th e architect is Richard M. Hunt, of New York, Pres. identot the American Institute of Archi tects, to whose establishe 1 reputation it will be a memorable addition. It covers an area of 250 feet square and consists of four pavilions, eighty-four feet square, one at each of the four angles of the square of the plan and connected by a* great central dome 120 feet in diameter and 222 feet iu height, leaving at the< centre of each facade a recess eighty-two feet wide, within which will be one of the grand entrancss to the building. Tue general design is in tho stylo of tho French Renaissance, and it will be n dignified and beautiful specimen of ar chitecture as be.'its its position and pur. pose nmon^' the various structures by which it will be surrounded As to thi' uses of the administration' building each of the corner pavilions, which are four stones in heisht, will bo divided into large and small otlices for the various departments of the adminis tration. The ground Moor contains ic one pavilion the tire and police depart ments, with cells for the de'ention of prisoners, in ascco:;i pavilion theoliices of the ambulance service, the physician and pharmacy, the foreign department ft Trrn MAGNIFICENT ADMINISTRATION BUIT.DINO. court in fiont of the main entrance to the building. The main structure, in the iear, is one story, while the wings are two . Th e playground is on the mam structure In the corners of th e court that spreads before the wide entrance two towers rise to a height slightly above the roof Hue. On the ground floor of one of these towers is an office aud in the other is a room for an exuibit of chil dren's games The building gams a festive appearance by brilliant awnings and banners that snap in the brcrzes. The entire structure is ninety feet by 150. Mrs. Geoige L Dunlap is Treasurer of the Children's Building Committee. In chatting about the enterprise with a New York World correspondent she said • \I can't for the world tell bow the impression go t out that this is to be a check stand lor children. There is to be a creche iu the home, bu t that is no more reason for calling it a creche than the fact that a primary department in the public schools is a reason for call ing them primary schools. Th e plan of the enterpiioc is really very inclusive. In fact we propose to make it an object lesson to mother* and teachers and to present th e best thought on sanitatior, diet, education and amusement for chil dren iu th e most forcible way possible. \There was a children's building at the Paris Exposition, but our plan is of a much wider scope, for you see we have arranged to do so much more than merely to make it possible for parents to enjoy the freedom of th e exposition, while their children have the best care and attention. The building itself is going to be as pretty as a picture. \Of course, we shall raise the neces- York. There will be grass, trees, vines, birds and butterflies. This roof fiarden will be so protecte 1 that the children cannot see how high they are in the air, though they will not be up very high, as the building will be only two stories No (jrown persons but nurses will be allowed in playground. If visitors want to see the little folks at play, which, by the way, will be an interesting picture, they must g o into a concealed gallciy, where they can view the scene with out in'.erkrring with the children's pleasure. A playground will also be provided in the court on the ground floor, in the centre of which will be a great basin tilled with fish and small boats. \The International Kindergarten As sociation will have charge of the kinder garten. Mrs. Cooper, of San Francisco, aud Miss Stewart, of Philadelphia,Presi dent and Vice-President of the associa tion, will give their time and influence to this brunch. The department of physical culture will bo under the direc tion of the Turners' Society of Chicago. Miss Garnett's famous 3ohool lor teach, iug deaf an d dumb children to speak and hear by certain scicntilic training of the muscles will bo represented. This is a school supported by the Stato of Pennsylvania, and the State will pay tho expenses of Miss Garnett and her school to this city. \There will be a lecture room, where everyday lectures will be delivered, il lustrated by stereopticon views. The lectures will be about different countries, peoples and their customs. After the lecture on Japan, for instance, tho chil dren will be taken out to see tho Japs and the Japanese exhibit. This system is also designed to teach mothers how to I and the information burenu, in the third- pavilion the postoflice and H bank, anil in the fourth the offices ot public com fort nnd a restaurant. Th e second, third and fourth stories will contain tne board rooms, the committee rooms, the rootm of the director general, of tho depart ment of publicity and promotion and ol the United States Columbian Conr.nis sion. The Woman in Wale?. The Eisteddfod, the great National' festival of Wales, brought together many interesting things, historical and archaeological, this year. Among them was a representation of nn old Welsh in terior, the quaintly carved presses and i:hair3, lattice windows and spiumng wheel being faithfully reproduced. A A WEI.SII BEAUTY. THE CHILDREN S BUIt DINO. sary money. Th e guarantee was neces- rary and tho gentlemen were very good to give it. I never did any begging before in my life until I asked this favor of them I dreaded very much to make the request, bu t they granted it so will ingly that it seemed a positive pleasure. \Do you know,\ continued Mrs. Dun- mp, \that everything that pertains to the development of the child is t o have a place in this home? Agnes Hunting ton is going to conduct tho kitchen garden, Mrs. Quincy Shaw a wood- carving department, an d Mrs. Clara Doty Bates is going to select a juvenile library, such as will enable mothers to solve th e ever-recurring an d kuntty problem of what to get for their children to read. The building will be a natural rendezvous for mothers, an d I don't think there will be anythifig at'the Co lumbian Exposition moro attractive and progressive than our children's home. instruct their children, to give them an idea what may be done at home. \Now Mrs. Jones, of Kalamazoo, may conic hero an d sec the children's home at the Fair. She probably has never thought of such a thing. Well, we want Mrs. Jones to go back to Kalama zoo, tell what she saw at the children's home and establish a permanent chil dren's home in Kalamazoo, if she can. At all events, she will have got new ideas on th e teaching of ber own chil dren at home. W e are not going to teach children. We are going to teach mothers to teach children. They will learn bow t o dross them with due regard to health dud comfort, how to feed them, how t o put them to sleep, how to put them to sleep, how to nurse them, and to sum it all up , how. to raise them.\ ' The gem an d crown of the exposition buildings, according to Chief of Con struction Burnham. is the administration delightful touch of realism in th e form of an ancient dame of the present day, but attired in the costume which is so fast dying out, w\\ added to this little building during the show hours of the day. There she sat with be r knitting pins, dressed, as we see in our illustration, in tall black hat, short petticoat and loosi cape. This delightful old lady attracted the attention of the kindly Lord Mayor, who entered her little domaic, and, tak ing a seat by her side, conversod with her for some minutes in Welsh. Tho Egg of llio Koc. The most interesting egg at the S.nitb- sonian Institution discounts tho eg g ot the ostrich in point of size, being of a- bigness equal to 1^8 hen's eggs. I t if the eg g of a roc, such as Sinbad the Sailor described. Though his account of it was somewhat exaggerated, that bird di d actually exist only a few hun dred years ago i n Madagascar, whence accounts of i t were brought by voyag ing Arabs. I t is known to science as the epiornis, and it stood ten feet high in its bare feet, its leg bones being as large and heavy as those of a horse. Many of the eggs of this gigantic fowl have been taken from tho graves of'na tive chiefs In which they were burled.— Washington Star.